Judaism Vocab - 1. Matzah: Unleavened bread, used at the...

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1. Matzah: Unleavened bread, used at the Feast of Passover as a symbolic reminder of the bread which Israelites ate at the time of their departure from Egypt. During Passover, no leaven should be present in a Jewish home. 2. Ark of the Covenant: A box containing the Ten Commandments . Priests carried it in processions and then housed it in the tabernacle. 3. Baal: A god or gods of Canaan. Baals were landlords or keepers of the land agricultural gods 4. Amos: A prophet from the Southern Kingdom , prophesied in Bethel, of the Northern Kingdom, denouncing extreme inequalities among the economic classes of Hebrews. 5. Hosea: Used his unfaithful wife as an illustration of Israel’s unfaithfulness to God. As Hosea sought to restore his marriage by rehabilitating Gomer, so God, in strong love, sought to renew his marriage with Israel. 6. Masada: a mountain stronghold 7. Bar Kokhba : discovered the Messiah who would deliver the Jews from oppression of Rome. Jews lead by Bar Kokhba , and supported by Rabbi Akiba, revolted against Rome. 8. Moses Maimonides: He harmonized the Greek and Jewish traditions in his writings. Among other works, he wrote the Mishna Torah and the Guide to the Perplexed
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This note was uploaded on 05/30/2010 for the course TRAD 104 taught by Professor Freeble during the Spring '08 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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